Raymond Reserve Merlot 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
A dark purple in the glass, aromas of black cherry and blueberry compote greet the nose. Flavors of mocha, chocolate and spice spread across the plush palate with suggestions of menthol and spice cake. Full-bodied with juicy tannins, the finish has a nice little spice to it.
The 2019 Merlot Reserve Selection is racy, pliant and inviting. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, mint, blood orange and cinnamon lend notable aromatic brightness. Most of this fruit is from the cooler, southern portions of Napa Valley.